Hopkins Leads Centennial Women's Track Championships
2016 Centennial Conference Outdoor Track Championships - Live Results
CARLISLE, PA – The Johns Hopkins women’s track team will carry a 31.75-point lead into the final day of the 2016 Centennial Conference Outdoor Track Championships on Sunday at Dickinson College. The Blue Jays pushed their point total to 83.75 after the second day of competition to build that lead over second-place Dickinson (52). Muhlenberg (46.25 points), Gettysburg (32) and Franklin & Marshall (28) round out the top five in the team standings.
Johns Hopkins got a first-place finish in the heptathlon from Paige Marsh on day two as she totaled 4,328 points to win the event by more than 200 points. Marsh placed first or second in six of the seven events and was third in the seventh to steadily build her lead. She was the top finisher in the 100 hurdles, high jump and long jump and was second in the shot put, 200-meter dash and javelin; she closed out her title with a third-place finish in the 800.
Marsh takes back the title in the heptathlon as she won the event in 2014 before finishing second last year. She placed in the top three in the event in each of her four years with the two titles (2014, 2016) and last year’s runner-up finish following a third-place showing as a freshman.
Hopkins had multiple scorers in three events on day two of the championship:
Lara Gaffney (4th place • 11:35.11) and Veronica Boswell (5th place • 11:36.32) went four-five in the steeplechase. Their efforts were good for nine combined points in the team standings.
In addition to the events where the Blue Jays had multiple scorers, they also got a third-place finish from Rae Conklin in the discus (36.12m) and closed out their day-two efforts with a runner-up finish in the 4x800-meter relay (9:24.86).
Johns Hopkins will enter Sunday’s final day of competition looking for its seventh straight Centennial Conference Outdoor Track championship.
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